Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue generated by this industry is overwhelmingly dependent on consumer spending and the demographic composition of Canada's population. In turn, per capita disposable income and the economic outlook largely determine consumer spending, while demography is dependent on Canada's rate of natural increase and net immigration. The rate of natural increase measures the difference between a country's death rate and birth rate, and adding net immigration determines the overall rate of population growth. However, none of these factors have worked in favour of the Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry over the past five years. Nevertheless, the industry is expected to bounce back over the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of children's and infants' clothing stores largely corresponds with the distribution of the population. Ontario and Quebec command the greatest share of industry establishments and population, at 69.4% and 61.9%, respectively. Both regions have access to key waterways, which reduces transportation costs. Moreover, Ontario's proximity to the Great Lakes gives the region the advantage of imports from the United States.
British Columbia and Alberta combined hold 23.0% of industry establishments. Both regions also account for a collective 24.4% of the population. The other, more northern regions combined account for 7.6% of industry establishments... purchase to read more